Traditional jewellery making, York, private one-to-one tuition

Silver stacking rings


This jewellery making workshop in Holtby village, York is tailor made to suit your needs.

Emma's workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to the traditional methods of jewellery making, including tools, techniques and tips.

Suitable for all abilities. Whether you're an absolute beginner looking to experiment and gain a taste of the craft or someone looking to develop your current skillset Emma would love to work with you.

Emma has been a professional goldsmith for 14 years and is passionate about sharing her skills from her fully equipped professional Workshop located at Arnup Studios, York. This is a hands-on learning experience through demonstration and practice. No written material is supplied.

You'll work in Sterling Silver or Gold. Palladium and Platinum by request and you can practice using copper if required.

Techniques you can learn include the basics of soldering, texturing, forming, wire work and saw piercing. For more intermediate learners you can experience casting (delft method) Advanced soldering skills, Chain making and Stone setting (flush setting bezel setting, prong setting) Repair work skills and practice of Smelting. (Melting down old jewellery to create something new.)

IMPORTANT- Please contact Emma when booking to discuss your individual aims and requirements for your bespoke workshop day at least 2 weeks before your chosen dates to allow time for planning and for materials to be ordered or prepared.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools & consumable materials are provided.

As much tea & coffee as you need, you just need to bring your enthusiasm (and your glasses if you need them).

The silver and gemstones for your project are not included and can be purchased at the studio which is usually between £20 and £90 depending on your project.


Emma Welsh at Emma Welsh Jewellery


South Studio, Arnup Studios
Panman Lane, Holtby
North Yorkshire

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


5 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Ian Atkinson - - #31968

Thoroughly enjoyed my time Silversmithing with Emma .She's very knowledgeable and a patient tutor who put me completely at ease and meant I really enjoyed myself. It was a joy to learn all the different techniques and I'm really happy with what I produced. Just trying to think what I'll make on my next visit. Can't recommend this enough .

Response from Emma Welsh Jewellery:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day at the workshop Ian. The ring you designed and made is beautiful, I hope you'll wear it proudly. I really enjoyed your company, It would be a pleasure to see you again. Huge thanks. Emma.

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